Columbia, SC (WLTX) - RepublicanS are headed to a runoff in the primary for South Carolina governor while the Democratic side was a blowout, as voters Tuesday made their choices in those key primary races.
On the Republican side, incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster led all vote-getters but will have to enter into a runoff against political newcomer John Warren.
McMaster got 44 percent of the vote, followed by John, who received 25 percent. Templeton was third with 22 percent. The other two candidates didn't break 10 percent.
The runoff will take place on June 26.
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The Democratic side was no contest, as James Smith easily beat fended off fellow candidates Marguerite Willis and Phil Noble.
Smith is a longtime member of the South Carolina House of Representatives. He left his position, though, at the end of the latest legislative session.
Democrats have not held the governor's mansion since Jim Hodges left office in 2003
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In a change, voters will for the first time be picking a joint ticket. That means whoever wins in November will bring along a lieutenant governor that they picked. Previously, lieutenant governors were selected separately.